Massive explosion takes place in Karnataka's Shivamogga, eight killed
22-01-2021 Fri 09:12
Karnataka: In a horrifying incident, at least eight persons killed in a blast took place in a truck carrying explosives in Hunasodu village in Shivamogga district of Karnataka. The incident took place on Thursday night around 10:30 pm and the shockwaves felt not only in Shivamogga but also in the neighbouring Chikamagaluru and Davanger districts. It is learnt that many buildings and roads were damaged due to the explosion. At first, everyone thought it as an earthquake but later the officials confirmed it as an explosion. Police filed a case and investigation is going on.
Prime Minister Narendra took to Twitter and tweeted as "Pained by the loss of lives in Shivamogga. Condolences to the bereaved families. Praying that the injured recover soon. The State Government is providing all possible assistance to the affected." He expressed condolences to the deceased families.
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